Content thumbnail #94 Chris Sacca

#94 Chris Sacca

Co-founder and managing partner, Lowercarbon Capital; founder and chairman, Lowercase Capital

Chris Sacca #94 Co-founder and managing partner, Lowercarbon Capital; founder and chairman, Lowercase Capital Chris Sacca is known for his cowboy shirts and guest appearances on “Shark Tank.” And he invests in companies that want to heal the planet, rescue democracy, and reform the criminal-justice system, he wrote on his website. When he isn’t investing, he added, he’s kitesurfing, doing crossword puzzles, and keeping up with his three children. Before his VC career, Sacca was the head of Google’s strategic initiatives, which included establishing data centers and leading the free WiFi network in Mountain View, California. “This whole venture capital thing started when I left the perfect gig at Google to break out on my own,” he wrote on the website. “I was just following my gut.” He added that he didn’t have a set plan or the money to be an investor. “I soon worried I had made the biggest mistake of my life,” he said. But he didn’t. Sacca established himself with seed investments in Twitter and Uber. His more recent successes include Simulate, a foodtech company valued at over $250 million in June, and the privacy platform TerraTrue, valued at over $5 billion as of April 2021. Source: businessInsider